It's Like, You Know...

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It's Like, You Know...
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Cast of the show
Created byPeter Mehlman
Starring
Composer(s)W.G. Snuffy Walden
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26 (7 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s)Peter Mehlman
Ted Harbert
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)42 Pound Productions
EWH3 Productions
DreamWorks Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 24, 1999 – January 5, 2000

It's Like, You Know... is an American sitcom television series broadcast by ABC. It starred Steven Eckholdt, Chris Eigeman, Evan Handler, A. J. Langer, and Jennifer Grey, and depicted life in Los Angeles as viewed through the eyes of Eigeman's character, a diehard New Yorker named Arthur Garment. The series aired for two seasons, from March 24, 1999 until January 5, 2000.

Synopsis[edit]

The show sought to lampoon an upper class Los Angeles lifestyle, in part by presenting the Manhattan writer, Garment, as a fish out of water among Hollywood notables and the idle rich. In the pilot his character arrives with unconcealed hostility, intent on treating his readers to a bitter satire on the absurdities and excesses of LA culture. While staying with an old friend from college, Garment finds himself increasingly torn between button-down stern contempt for West Coast attitudes and a growing enchantment with the relaxed whimsy constantly swirling around him.

The show was also notable for featuring the actress Jennifer Grey playing herself, the source of a running joke related to her real-life rhinoplasty.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1999)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected by [2]Original air dateProd.
code [2]
11"Pilot"John WhitesellMarch 24, 1999 (1999-03-24)17-98-100
22"The Getaway"John WhitehallMarch 31, 1999 (1999-03-31)17-98-102
33"Memories of Me"John WhitehallApril 7, 1999 (1999-04-07)17-98-105
44"The Client"John WhitesellApril 14, 1999 (1999-04-14)17-98-103
55"Two Days in the Valley"John WhitesellApril 21, 1999 (1999-04-21)17-98-104
66"Author! Author!"John FortenberryApril 28, 1999 (1999-04-28)17-98-111
77"The Conversation"John FortenberryMay 5, 1999 (1999-05-05)17-98-107
88"Welcome to L.A."John WhitehallUnaired17-98-101
Note: This is the series' original pilot, which went unaired.

Season 2 (1999–2000)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected by [2]Original air dateProd.
code [2]
91"Twins"John FortenberrySeptember 21, 1999 (1999-09-21)17-99-201
102"Enchanted April"John FortenberrySeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)17-99-203
113"The Long Goodbye"TBAOctober 5, 1999 (1999-10-05)17-98-112
124"Coast to Coast"John FortenberryOctober 12, 1999 (1999-10-12)17-99-204
135"Arthur 2: On the Rocks"John FortenberryOctober 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)17-99-205
146"Lost in America"John FortenberryOctober 26, 1999 (1999-10-26)17-99-206
157"The Sweet Smell of Success"John FortenberryNovember 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)17-99-207
168"Hollywood Shuffle"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.December 8, 1999 (1999-12-08)17-99-208
179"The Life of Brian"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.December 15, 1999 (1999-12-15)17-99-212
1810"Summer of '42"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.December 22, 1999 (1999-12-22)17-99-209
1911"The Apartment"Joe RegalbutoDecember 29, 1999 (1999-12-29)17-99-210
2012"Heat"John FortenberryJanuary 5, 2000 (2000-01-05)17-99-213
2113"Trading Places"John WhitehallUnaired17-98-106
2214"Walking Tall"John FortenberryUnaired17-98-108
2315"The Quick and the Dead"John FortenberryUnaired17-98-109
2416"Raw Deal"John FortenberryUnaired17-98-110
2517"Lust for Life"John FortenberryUnaired17-99-202
2618"Hoop Dreams"John FortenberryUnaired17-99-211

Broadcast[edit]

When ABC canceled the series, seven episodes remained unaired (six episodes from the planned second season, in addition to the original unaired pilot). These episodes have since aired abroad, including in Argentina on Fox Latin America and in Australia on The Comedy Channel.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Ratings for the series were low, due in part to the sudden explosion of reality programming and ABC's decision to dedicate much of its primetime schedule to the then-popular Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huff, Richard (March 28, 1999). "Like, You Know... L.a. Has A Funny Bone, Too". New York Daily News.
  2. ^ a b c d From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "It's Like, You Know..."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-09-08.

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